tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS September 19, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm EDT
captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: the suspect is captured alive. an afghan immigrant is arrested in the bombings in new york and new jersey. >> as americans we do not and never will give in to fear. >> pelley: also tonight, terrorism again becomes a campaign issue. this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists. >> shots fired! >> pelley: video captures the fatal police shooting of an unarm black motorist in tulsa.
? she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah ? she this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: less than 50 hours after the first explosion, police arrested a suspect today in the bombings in new york and new jersey. he is ahmad khan rahami of elizabeth, new jersey, a naturalizes. afghanistan. a fingerprint on an unexploded bomb led to a manhunt, and rahami was captured after a shoot-out in linden, new jersey. rahami faces five charges of attempted murder in that shooting, and federal prosecutors are preparing terrorism charges. we have a team of correspondents covering the bombings. first we'll go to jeff pegues. >> reporter: about three hours after police sent out a massive cell phone alert with the
rahami was spotted on the streets of linden, new jersey. [gunfire] you can hear the gunfire during a shoot-out with police. the 28-year-old suspect ended up on the rain-soaked pavement, bleeding from the arm, as he was taken to the hospital. the arrest brought an end to a weekend of terror. [explosion] on saturday evening at around 8:30 p.m., a bomb exploded on west 23rd street in manhattan. bomb was enough to destroy a metal dumpster and sent residents racing for cover. 29 people were injured. >> there was an explosion. there are you nilts saying there was an explosion above a garbage pail. >> reporter: another pressure cooker bomb was found four blocks away, but it did not explode. surveillance video showed rahami in the manhattan neighborhood, plain as day, as one investigator put it. more surveillance video from that night appears to show rahami walking down the street,
contained the bomb. law enforcement say hits fingerprint was found on one of the bombs, and both bombs used a flip-style cell phone as a trigger, the same as a pipe bomb that had blown up 11 hours earlier at a charity race in new jersey. police now believe all three are connected. [explosion] by sunday evening five more explosive devices were found in a trash can near the eliz elizabeth was rahami's last-known address, but officials say he had also traveled to afghanistan at least three times where his family is from. investigators are still trying to determine the motive for the attack and whether he was acting alone. f.b.i. assistant director in charge william sweeney. >> i have no indication that there is a cell operating in the area or in the city. the investigation is ongoing, so as we develop more information, we continue to go, but i have no indication that there is a cell
traveling to afghanistan, sources tell us that rahami went to pakistan, as well. investigators also tell us the phones used as a triggering device were bought in new jersey last year. scott, so far investigators have not uncovered any direct links to isis or any other terrorist organizations. >> pelley: and at this hour we understand his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. jeff pegues, thank you very much. michelle miller is at the scene of rahami's arrest in linden, new jersey. >> this guy front of my bar. >> reporter: harry bain, owner of merdie's tavern, called police when he saw man who appeared to be drunk sleeping on his stoop. >> i called the cops and said, there is this guy. you need to come and check it out. he doesn't look good. >> reporter: two police officers approached and woke him. >> as soon as this gentleman picked up his face, he saw the beard, and he said to himself, "this looks like the guy."
ordered ahmad khan rahami to show his hands, but instead, police say, he opened fire, shooting one officer in the vest. that ignited a gunfight. a second officer was also hit and rahami was shot several times. he was conscious with a visible wound to his arm when he was wheeled into an ambulance. >> the net was tightening, and unfortunately it came down where there was shooting at officers. by the grace of god, nobody was seriously injured or killed, but he someone. >> reporter: in elizabeth, the next town over, rahami's father owned this restaurant called first american chicken. the family lived upstairs. mayor chris bollwage told us the business' patrons caused trouble after hours. >> it was open 24 hours causing problems in the neighborhood through noise and code enforcement problems. >> reporter: so they weren't a good neighbor? >> they weren't a good neighbor to the people here. >> reporter: the city passed an ordinance ordering the restaurant to close at 10:00
the rahamis allegedly refused and filed a lawsuit against the mayor and 20 police officers, saying they were being targeted because they were muslim. today neighbors were in shock. >> they're very friendly. you would never suspect anything like this. >> reporter: so while it's no secret that ahmad khan rahami had a troubled relationship with the city of elizabeth, scott, it does not explain a motive for his alleged attacks on manhattan or seaside park, new jersey. reporting for us. michelle, thank you. well, one of those first new jersey explosions was along the route of a marine corps 5k race. no one was hurt because the race had been delayed. anna werner has more on the explosives. [explosion] >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that the pressure cooker device that exploded in manhattan contained residue of a material called "tannerite," a legal explosive made up of ammonium nitrate and aluminum
>> it was a very cuda, simple device. put in some metal device, whether it's ball bearings, screw, nails, et cetera, it turns into a huge detonation that could hurt, kill or maim many people. >> reporter: gomez says the bombs are similar to those used in the boston marathon attacks. experts say terrorists commonly use the crude bombs overseas, but a former f.b.i. bomb specialist told cbs the use of them has ramped up substantially in the u directions to make them can be found on the internet. those devices use hard-to-race, easily obtained explosive packed into cheap containers. all that's required is an electrical trigger, like a cell phone, to set them off. >> in this case it was an old-fashioned type of flip cell phone that the caller simply called. it sends an electric shock through the wires, and it explodes the pressure cooker. >> reporter: one other thing
incidents. scott, the use of common, everyday christmas lights as fuses inside those homemade devices. >> pelley: anna werner on the streets of manhattan for us. an narcotic thank -- anna, thank you. president obama made phone calls today to the two police officers wounded in linden, new jersey. he also called a minnesota police officer who stopped a stabbing rampage in st. cloud that left nine people wounded over the weekend. the president said the two are not linked. dean reynolds is in minnesota. >> possible gunshots. possible knife. multiple victims. >> reporter: as a knife-wielding assailant roamed the walkways of a shopping center -- >> black male. they say he had some type of uniform on but they don't know what kind. >> reporter: -- his violent episode was brought to a sudden end by off-duty police officer
the same time. st. cloud mayor dave kleis. >> the officer fired. three times this took place before the officer actually had the blow that took him out. >> reporter: the assailant was identified as dahir adan, a 20-year-old naturalized american from somalia who has been in this country since he was a baby. minnesota is home to 25,000 immigrants from somalia, the largest somali population in country. and one where fears of radicalized youths have increased recently. the islamic state or isis claimed responsibility for the attack and called adan a soldier of theirs. a statement that baffled authorities here. >> you have not turned up any reason for them to say that so far. >> i can't think of a reason for most of what isis does, to be honest with you.
have anything to make that connection. >> reporter: the investigation is proceeding and adan's family is cooperating. but for now, scott, the police chief says this looks like the work of a lone attacker. >> pelley: dean reynolds, thanks. today hillary clinton cast herself as the only presidential candidate who knows how to take terrorists off the battlefield. our campaign coverage begins with nancy cordes. >> this is a fast-moving situation. >> reporter: clinton told and reporters in new york that dangerous times call for steady leadership and experience, arguing she is armed with both. >> i'm the only candidate in this race who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield. >> secretary clinton, as you know, donald trump has had a lot to say about your record on this issue over the weekend. here's one example: under the leadership of obama and clinton, americans have experienced more
time to change the playbook. what's your reaction to that characterization? >> well, it's like so much else he says. it's not grounded in fact. you know, it's meant to make some kind of demagogic point. and the facts are pretty clear that, you know, we still have challenges. i am prepared to, ready to actually take on those challenges, not engage in a lot of irresponsible, reckless rhetoric. >> reporter: clinton called today for what she described as an intelligence surge and said she would be discussing the need for more foreign cooperation in one-on-one meetings with the leaders of egypt, ukraine and japan at the united nations general assembly in new york tonight. scott? >> pelley: nancy cordes, thanks. major garrett is on the trump campaign. >> we cannot let this evil continue. >> reporter: donald trump labeled the attacks islamic
clinton's characterization of trump supporters as irredeemable deplorables. >> hillary clinton talks tougher about my supporters than she does about islamic terrorists, right? >> reporter: this was trump's initial assessment of saturday night's explosion in new york city. made less than an hour after the blast. >> a bomb went off in new york, and nobody knows exactly what is going on, but, boy, we are living in a time, we better get very tough, folks. >> reporter: trump's remarks jumped the gun on investigators, who had not yet determined a cause. still, trump's first take was vindicated, a point he celebrated. >> i should be a newscaster because i called it before the news, but what i said was exactly correct. and everybody says, while he was right, he called it too soon. okay. give me a break. >> reporter: trump said if elected he would temporarily halt immigration from countries with extremist violence. trump said 858 immigrants with
mistakenly granted citizenship moves the current system is under stress and must be strengthened. >> pelley: major garrett reporting for us tonight. major, thank you. well, the ceasefire in syria has collapsed. the syrian military announced its return to battle today, and within hours air strikes were hammering the city of aleppo where we find elizabeth palmer tonight. >> just after the army's announcement, as we watch the student party from a rooftop, those are syrian army rockets falling on the opposition side of the city. the collapse of the ceasefire will hurt civilians on both sides. while it lasted here in government-controlled aleppo, doctors could once again concentrate on routine injuries. >> mommy. >> reporter: like this little one who was in a car accident. but now people maimed by mortars, or like this patient, sniper bullets, will start the
the ceasefire limped along for a week in spite of poisonous rhetoric on all sides, and then the atmosphere got even worse when american warplanes bombed the syrian army by mistake over the weekend. and now another air strike gone horribly wrong. the syrian red crescent tweeted earlier today that it was sending an aid convoy into the countryside west of aleppo. but when the air strikes by russian and/or syrian planes started, exploded in a fireball. activists say 12 humanitarian workers are dead. scott, there is fierce fighting again in aleppo tonight. three mortars landed very close to our hotel, and on the opposition side of the city, heavy air strikes, you may have heard that one, and shelling have killed and injured an unknown number of people already. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer in the besieged city.
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too. >> reporter: police say they were responding to a stalled vehicle in the road. over the weekend, police said as officers approached the vehicle, crutcher was asked to show his hands and refused to follow commands. tulsa police chief chuck jordan. >> there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect's vehicle. >> reporter: tulsa officer betty shelby fired the shot that killed crutcher and has been placed on paid leave. >> we ask for the facts. we ask for answers, clearly got it through the video. and we're truly devastated. >> reporter: tiffany crutcher is terence crutcher's twin sister. >> we're demanding today immediately that charges are pressed against this officer that was incompetent, that took my brother's life. >> reporter: scott, today the department of justice announced it is opening its own civil rights investigation into the
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because that is the biggest thing we'd ever doane, it was like far out. it was like, what? ? same old thing happens every day ? >> reporter: the new documentary, "eight days a week: the touring years," follows the beatles on the road from 1963 to '66. ? shake it, shake it, baby now ? >> it was a great little band. >> reporter: the two surviving beatles, paul and ringo, talked about those days at abbey road studios in london last week. >> i don't think we planned for anything. >> we just went on with what we had. >> the noise was con stand. >> it's just like, hear that... [screeching] after a while it was like, i can't hear you. >> reporter: you couldn't hear them? >> i was playing to his foot tapping, to john's bouncing, you know, when they went... i
>> reporter: was there a specific point you remember when you really started getting tired of it? >> yeah. i felt personally i was not playing the best i could. >> reporter: paul was the last hold-out until the end of their concert at candlestick park in san francisco in 1966. >> interior. and we're sliding around in there. and then we all looked at each other, you're right, forget it, this is just stupid. >> reporter: their music would play on, but the beatles would never play a live gig again. anthony mason, cbs news, london. >> pelley: and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all
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